Posts Categorized: Districts In The News

Agencies Replenish More Water Than Ever Before in 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Together, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and the Desert Water Agency (DWA) have replenished more than 330,000 acre-feet of imported water into the Coachella Valley groundwater basin so far this year. That is more imported water than has ever been replenished within a year and is more…

Menlo Fire District Celebrates 100 Years

Monday, November 20, 2017

 Last month, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District capped off a year of celebrating its 100th anniversary by bringing back an old tradition – the "Night of Lights" community celebration that dates back to the 1930s. Kids mingled with firefighters and district officials and watched demonstrations…

Career Compass: Overcoming Deep-Seated Fears

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Coaching Program recently published its 58th Career Compass column entitled "Overcoming Deep-Seated Fears" which explores limitations in leadership roles if we allow fears to get in the way. If you have missed these articles on leadership…

Preparing the Next Generation of Local Leaders

Thursday, November 9, 2017

What do the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the Napa County Resource Conservation District and the Port of Hueneme have in common? In addition to being a special district, they are also three organizations committed to helping the next generation of youth become career and civic ready. Through…

Two Free Public Engagement Webinars!

Join the Institute for Local Government (ILG) for two FREE upcoming webinars on public engagement: Are You Ready for Public Engagement? A Conversation for Cities, Counties, and Special Districts. November 8, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This is an interactive webinar on how public engagement…

Fire District Provides Gift Cards to Disaster Victims

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The East Contra Costa Fire Protection District personnel are used to fighting fires and helping people in medical distress, but now they’ll provide a new kind of aid. The district has partnered with the nonprofit California Fire Foundation to begin supplying gift cards of up to $100 to people affected…

New Bike Park Approved by Auburn Recreation District

Monday, November 6, 2017

After an intermittently stormy five hours of public hearings over two nights, the Auburn Recreation District board voted 4-0 late last Monday to approve a bike-park project at a site off Auburn's Maidu Drive. The bike park on U.S. Bureau of Recreation Land adjacent to the district's Canyon View Community…

Water Districts to Assist in Oroville Dam Spillway Repair Cost

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The cost of the main construction contract to repair the damage caused by last winter’s storm to the Oroville Dam’s spillways has almost doubled, state water officials said last Thursday. Now, as 700 workers rush to meet a November 1 deadline to shore up the main spillway, the price tag has grown…

Long Fire Recovery for Northern California

Monday, October 30, 2017

As containment of the Tubbs, Nuns and Atlas fires in Sonoma and Napa counties climbed last week, weary local firefighters continued to assist in that effort, working alongside some 5,000 fire personnel brought in from across the country. As of last Wednesday, the 36,400-acre Tubbs fire from northern…

Inland Empire RCD Connecting Local Farmers and Low-Income Families

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Over the past few decades, much of the Inland Empire, the metropolitan area east of Los Angeles, saw a massive shift from agricultural production to urban sprawl. A booming shipping industry in Los Angeles and Long Beach lead to a rapid shift from arable land to gigantic warehouses to handle the flow…

Tools to Resolve Tough Issues in Your Community

Monday, October 23, 2017

The ICMA Coaching Program invites you and your team to this free webinar: "Tools to Resolve Tough Issues in Your Community" from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017. Register now for this no-charge webinar open to all persons interested in local government. Topics include: challenging,…

Affordable Care Act Reporting Draws Near

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Over the last year we watched multiple unsuccessful attempts to repeal and replacethe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Now, ACA’s reporting deadlines are merely months away and the chance of repeal is low. Employers who are “applicable large employers” (“ALEs”) and Employers…

Coachella Valley’s Water Counts Academy

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is encouraging customers and residents of the Coachella Valley to apply for the Water Counts Water Academy, the valley's first comprehensive water course. It will be hosted by CV Water Counts and University of California, Riverside - Palm Desert Center. The Water…

Make Your Public Meetings More Effective

California law provides general rules which local agencies must follow when conducting official business. In addition to state law, many local agencies have their own rules of conduct and procedure. However, merely following the laws and rules will not always result in an effective meeting. The following…

Career Compass: Leading by Living Your Values

Friday, October 13, 2017

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Coaching Program recently published its 57th Career Compass column entitled "Leading by Living Your Values" which explores how values should guide our decisions and actions, especially in times of uncertainty and change. If you have missed these…

New Statewide Network of Local Government Public Engagement Staffers

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Institute for Local Government’s Public Engagement Program, in partnership with the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, is establishing a New Statewide Network of Local Government Public Engagement Staffers. Help ILG identify local government employees who are tasked…

Mindful Living Everyday Keeps the Doctor Away

Monday, October 9, 2017

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) is one of the largest preventive health agencies in the nation serving the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Redondo Beach since 1955. It offers an extensive range of dynamic health and wellness programs, with innovative services and facilities…

California Public Agencies That Issue Debt Must Now Have Debt Policies

Monday, October 2, 2017

Government Code (GC) section 8855(i) requires California public agencies to provide certain information to the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC) no later than 30 days prior to the sale of debt. CDIAC created the Report of Proposed Debt Issuance (RPDI) for this purpose. SB…